rockwood wrote:caper1175, How's the vent with fan by the coal boiler working out, acting like a chimney anymore when you open the boiler door?
Did you run the fresh air duct into the boiler room yet? Did it help?
I rarely use the vent with the fan anymore, even with the new fresh air duct I ran it still seems like it wants to act like a chimney when I have it on. It's probably a little too close to the loading door so at some point I'm going to locate it higher above the boiler. Since I've figured out how to use the stove better I don't have all that much smoke when I open the door anyways.
The fresh air duct did help to keep the room signifigantly cooler when there is a fire on. The room used to get way too hot, so much that it wouldn't register on the thermometer I have in the room which goes up to 35 Celcius. Since I installed the fresh air vent the temerature hasn't gone above 30 celcius.